Five years ago today Michael Jackson died. It feels like it was yesterday. His music still floods the airwaves and theaters and his popularity remains undiminished.Here are five reasons we’ll never see the likes of his singular talent again:1. He had time to develop: There’s no real development process anymore: whether it’s the immediacy of “American Idol,” “The Voice,” etc., or YouTube, wanna-be artists get exposure often way before they are ready—even though they think they are. Jackson and his brothers incubated in Gary, Ind., away from any spotlight. Though Michael became famous at a very, very early age, that was only after the Jackson 5 had worked their way up through local talent shows, regional tours and more before Motown signed them in 1969 (after initially rejecting them in 1967).2. He was born a star: Jackson came alive on stage in a way that only a handful of artists since the advent of modern entertainment have: Elvis, Jackson, Springsteen. These aren’t artists who simply enjoyed/enjoy being on stage: They crave it and have to have it and feel more alive on stage than anywhere else. There is a magic that happens when the lights go down and they walk on the stage that can’t be taught, it can’t be learned. It can be nurtured, but you’re either born with it or you’re not and 99.999% of all performers aren’t. Jackson was.3. He worked hard: Jackson had an unbelievable amount of talent bestowed upon him by the talent gods, but he then took those gifts and worked on them incessantly. He studied Gene Kelly’s dance moves, he practiced singing and worked to find different places his voice could go. He was constantly trying to improve and up his game. There never seemed to be a moment where he felt like he could rest on his laurels.4. He didn’t play it safe: It’s easy to forget how adventurous he was musically because the risks he took have since cleared the path for other artists. When “Beat It” came out, the thought of having a rock solo by the likes of Eddie Van Halen on a pop/R&B track was unheard of…and he encountered plenty of push back. Just like pioneers always do. He transcended genres with a fearless abandon and commitment to pushing music forward.5. He could sing: His stage presence and dance ability were so otherworldly, it’s easy to overlook what a great vocalist he was. Listen to those records: the tear in his voice on “She’s Out Of My Life,” the hopeful determination in “Man In The Mirror,” unbridled joy on “The Way You Make Me Feel,” the growl in “Dirty Diana.” He had range and strength, but he also had emotion. Not that many artists have that hat trick.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Dear Editor,Several times each day, police officers, who could only be deemed corrupt, have been patrolling the De Hoop branch road (which is an ungazetted road), preying on unlicensed drivers or unlicensed motor, vehicles looking for a bribe.While I will not condone the breaking of the law, we need to look at the whole picture:1. Many of the farmers who operate tractors and other heavy equipment in this area are illiterate, thus they are unable to pass the theoretical driving test. However, they are professionals when it comes to actually operating the machines.2. These machines may only cross the road on their way to the back lands, and do not use the road daily, hence, many are unlicensed.As a result of the above, corrupt police officers mainly from the Mahaica and Mahaicony Police Stations see these areas as a gold mine for bribery. Many days I thought that the President saw it fit to visit our area when I heard the wailing sirens, but as it got closer I realised that it was just the police chasing a hapless farmer. In fact, it is not uncommon to see the police vehicle going after a farmer operating his machinery on his private property. So desperate are these officers for bribe money.Only yesterday a young lady, who is unlicensed, was driving a vehicle on her private property to attend a mandir. She was stopped by the police who demanded $20,000 in bribe or they would take her to the Mahaica Police Station. She refused to give them any money, so she was instructed to drive to the police station. She also refused to do so since she was on her private property and not on the public road. She locked her vehicle and walked away. In a desperate attempt to take the vehicle to the police station, the police broke the lock on the vehicle.For being an unlicensed driver or driving a vehicle with expired documents, the police sometimes demand as much as $50,000. These officers would often patrol this ungazetted branch road even in the nights hoping to catch a farmer driving home who may have taken a drink after a hard day’s work.After collecting a bribe, these very police officers, in their police uniform, would visit a rum shop and imbibe until they are drunk, then drive in that drunken state back to the police station. In fact, about a year ago after one of their drinking sessions one, of the officers crashed a police pick-up into a house along the De Hoop main road.It may also be important to note that this unfortunate situation has taken a racial undertone since it is one particular ethnic group that is being targeted by police from another ethnic group. Thus, this is potentially an explosive situation especially since the residents are totally fed up and are at a breaking point.In view of the above, I am hereby calling on the Commissioner of Police and the Commander of C Division to address this situation immediately.Yours sincerely,Janaknauth Panchu
Personal trainer jailed for sexually assaulting teenPersonal trainer jailed for sexually assaulting teen
Twenty-seven-year-old Michael Sampson, personal trainer of a 14-year-old female, was on Monday found guilty of sexually assaulting this female, and has been sentenced by City Magistrate Judy Latchman to four years’ imprisonment.The charge Sampson had faced had alleged that he sexually assaulted the lass on February 19, 2018 at Delhi Street, Prashad Nagar. The 14-year-old female had reportedly been at Sampson’s home on the day in question, and he allegedly had touched her inappropriately. The matter was reported to the Police, and he accordingly was charged.Sampson had initially denied the allegation, and had been placed on $75,000 bail pending his trial.
After suffering a 3-2 loss in overtime in Dawson Creek Wednesday night, the Huskies will welcome the Junior Canucks to the North Peace Arena Friday, hoping to even up the series at one game a piece.- Advertisement -The Huskies will need to focus on staying disciplined, as the team spent a fair amount of time during Wednesday’s game killing penalties. Two of which took place in overtime, with Dawson Creek winning the game on a power play goal.It would also be beneficial if the Huskies could get some healthy bodies back in the lineup. The team has been struggling to put forth a healthy squad for much of the season, which has carried over into the playoffs.Luckily, Huskies goaltender Ty Gullickson, played exceptionally well Wednesday. Gullickson stopped 68 of the 71 shots fired his way, keeping his team alive throughout the entire game.Hopefully the Fort St. John faithful will provide the spark necessary in helping the Huskies tie up the playoff series.Advertisement Game two takes place Friday at 8 p.m. After losing their first playoff game on the road, the Fort St. John Huskies will play their second game at home.
Mourinho still has a lot of bottle, hits back at criticsMourinho still has a lot of bottle, hits back at critics
Fellaini’s winner against Young Boys and Valencia’s defeat by Juventus ensured the ‘Red Devils’ progress, though it is likely as runners-up which will pit them against a group winner in the last 16.“Relief,” Mourinho said of his celebrations.“Frustration before that and relief with the goal.“We didn’t play to be in trouble until the last minute, so frustration.”Along with his team, Mourinho has been consistently criticised this season, largely for United’s turgid style of play. The late victory might have toned down the headlines on the British sports pages on Wednesday, but they were still far from positive.‘Water Boy’, ‘Smash & Grab’ and the Sun’s typically humorous play on words ‘Water Load of Rubbish’ would have greeted Mourinho this morning if he had cared to read the papers at his breakfast table in his hotel suite in Manchester which has been his home — largely spent alone as his family have not moved from London — since he took over in 2016.The Daily Mail said “Jose Mourinho reacted in crazy fashion”, and The Sun wrote that “Manchester United’s boss blew his top again….Mourinho stunned Old Trafford and pundits with his reaction.”The Daily Mirror was kinder under the headline ‘Bottle of red,’ it said “Marouane Fellaini proved Manchester United have bottle… manager Jose Mourinho proved he has strength AND bottle…”Mourinho can barely twitch an eyelid these days without being criticised by former United players or pundits.His exasperated reaction to Marcus Rashford’s early miss in the clash with Young Boys prompted former England great turned TV host Gary Lineker to lay into him.“If I saw my manager react like that, I would be absolutely livid!” opined Lineker.However, Mourinho hit back in typically feisty fashion.“Can myself, or another manager, have a reaction of frustration? I would invite that people to sit on the bench as managers.“But I think maybe it’s better to have lots of holidays in Barbados and go to the television screen and touch the electronic dummies.“I think it’s much, much, much more comfortable than being on the touchline like we managers we are.“I am pretty sure that a proper football manager would never criticise another one for emotional reactions on the touchline because it’s deja vu for them. For the ones that have a nice life, it’s different.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho’s violent celebrations at a late winner dominated the headlines instead of his side qualifying for the Champions League knockout stages. © AFP / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 28 – Jose Mourinho once again stole the show from his players, smashing drinks crates to the ground after Marouane Fellaini’s late winner took Manchester United into the Champions League knockout stages and eliciting headlines on Wednesday such as “Bottle of Red”.The volatile 55-year-old Portuguese — whose mood swings and barbed remarks about virtually all his players and the transfer policy of the board have cast a pall over the club this season — said the violence of his reaction was the product of several factors.
GAA NEWS: SADNESS EXPRESSED AT THE PASSING OF AODH RUAH CLUBMAN PAT MALANIFFGAA NEWS: SADNESS EXPRESSED AT THE PASSING OF AODH RUAH CLUBMAN PAT MALANIFF
Aodh Ruadh GAA NewsPat Malaniff RIPOn Saturday afternoon Aodh Ruadh learned of the sad passing of our friend Pat Malaniff. As a mark of respect the club will perform a guard of honour ahead of his funeral mass in Saint Joseph’s, The Rock, assembling at his home at 11.15am on Tuesday morning.Aodh Ruadh extend our sincerest sympathies and condolences to the Malaniff family on their loss.Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal. Club meetingThe monthly club executive meeting takes place this Thursday, 31st July at 8.30pm in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh. All committee members are asked to attend.FootballThe under 16 Southern Minor Board league semi-final between Aodh Ruadh and Naomh Conaill takes place on Friday 1st August in Father Tierney Park, throw in at 7.30pm. We hope to see a large showing of home town support out to get behind the lads in this big game for the club.Aodh Ruadh put in a strong showing in the Southern Minor Board under 15 Óg Sport finals in Donegal town last Saturday. Ballyshannon won their opening game against Dungloe 3-5 to 4-10. They then had a good battle with Bundoran losing by 8-5 to 3-5. Then Aodh Ruadh beat Naomh Bríd 7-4 to 1-11 in the final round robin game. That series of results was sufficient to see Ballyshannon through to the semi-finals as best runner up after the group stages. The Ernesiders then faced Kilcar in the semi-final where the men from in through eventually prevailed by the odd point in a 5-6 to 6-2 scoreline. Kilcar then proceeded to defeat Ardara by a point in the final. The Aodh Ruadh Óg Sport squad was Conall Sweeny, Ronan McMullin, Cian McGloin, Matteo Rivenna, Paddy McCaffrey, Michael McKenna, Shane Dorrian, Pauric Keenaghan, Dylan Gallagher and Sean Taylor. The lads deserve huge credit for the way they played across the whole day. They fought to the bitter end and really did the club proud with their attitude and determination. The day was a great developmental experience for this group of players. We have some pictures from the day’s activities up on the Aodh Ruadh CLG Facebook page.The under 12s travelled to Kinlough last Wednesday evening for a challenge match with Melvin Gaels. A great game of football was played by both teams in wet and difficult conditions. Very little separated the sides during the game, but at the final whistle Aodh Ruadh edged the game 3-12 to 3-10. The following squad travelled – Bridín Maguire, David Doherty, Kyle Murray, Daire Warren, Eugene Doherty, Daire Gallagher, Daniel Dolan, Matt Gillespie, Shane Duffy, Colm McGloin, Cian Rooney, Jake Foley, Kyle McCaffrey, Frankie McGinley, Corey Ryan and Conal Bradshaw. We play Four Masters in the league in Donegal Town next Wednesday evening 30th July. All players meet at Father Tierney Park at 5.15pm sharp. Don’t forget club shorts, socks and mouth guards. We are looking for parents to assist with travel arrangements to the match. Please contact manager to confirm availability to drive. Training continues on Saturday morning from 10.45am till noon. In a change from the usual arrangements, under 10 training takes place on Tuesday, 29th July at 6.00pm. The under 10s will be travelling to Donegal town this Saturday 2nd August for a series of games with Four Masters. We will be looking for parents/guardians to assist with transport. All players and parents/guardians able to help with transport are asked to assemble at Father Tierney Park. We will be departing Ballyshannon at 10.00am. Games will be getting under way at 11am in Tír Chonaill Park.Father Tierney Park and Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh played host an excellent under 8 blitz on Saturday morning. Teams from Bundoran, Four Masters and Saint Naul’s were in attendance with a high standard of football on display from all the young footballers. Many thanks to the Aodh Ruadh parents / guardians who once again excelled themselves with a great spread of food upstairs afterwards. Thanks also to our match officials Aidan Murray and Niall Murray who ensured the games were all played in a good spirit. The 25 young players who pulled on the Aodh Ruadh jersey on the day were: Killian Bradshaw, Barry Campbell, Eoin Cassidy, Tommy Clyne, Ronan Delahunty, Eoin Doogan, Liam Doogan, Stephen Doran, Cormac Finnegan, James Gallagher, Joshua Gallagher, Tom Holland, Donagh Kelly, Michael Keown, Hugh Óg Maguire, Jack McCadden, Cian McDonald, Ted O’Donnell, Garvey Meade, Tom Murphy, Conor O’Mahoney, Daire O’Mahoney, Cillian Slevin, Darragh Summerville and James Ward. We have some pictures from the blitz up on aodhruadh.org.Under 8 and under 6 training continues this Friday in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh at 6.30pm.Hurling On Thursday last our under 16s travelled to Letterkenny to play Saint Eunan’s. We were short a number of players due to holidays and injuries the game was played at 14-a-side. On a very hot evening it was hard on the lads with no subs, but they gave it their all. Goals were the difference in this game as the strong Saint Eunan’s team were able to find the net easier and ran out convincing winners 9-8 to 3-9, credit to our 14 players who never let the heads drop and battled away to the end. This Thursday the under 16s are at home to Letterkenny while the under 12s make the trip to Setanta.On Friday the annual game between Ulster under 16s and Galway under 15s took place at the Connacht Centre of Excellence in Ballyhaunis, Mayo. Aodh Ruadh were represented on the Ulster squad by Brendan Gillespie and Oisín Rooney. Unfortunately due to injury Brendan could play no part in the game. Oisín was the only the Donegal player to start on the Ulster A team and was one of only three players not from Antrim or Down to make the starting 15. He scored two goals as Ulster were very unlucky to lose a great game 2-19 to 2-18. It was a great experience for both lads to have been selected for the Ulster Squad and to have attended the Elite Camp in Jordanstown and three training sessions since. We have some shots of the lads up on the Aodh Ruadh CLG Facebook page.The fourth all-county blitz for under 8s and under 10s took place in Convoy on Sunday, once again Aodh Ruadh had the largest number of players at this blitz as they had 26 under 8s and 16 under 10s. The under 8s entered 3 teams and they all played seven games with varying degrees of success, showing great improvement since the start of the season and more importantly all had lots of fun. The under 10s continued their rich vein of form as they won all of their six games. Many thanks to all the parents who drove the players to the blitz, your support is much appreciated.The fourth annual Peter O’Keefe took place in Ballyshannon on Saturday 19th July. This year’s tournament was organised by Ulster GAA assisted by Aodh Ruadh Juvenile Hurling Committee and without doubt it was the best tournament yet and a fitting tribute to the late Peter. Seven teams took part in Saturday’s competition Sligo (holders), Mayo, Roscommon, Derry, Tyrone, Donegal and South Ulster – a combination team from Cavan, Monaghan and Fermanagh. Donegal played South Ulster in their opening game and had a convincing win, they lost their second game to a very physical Roscommon team. They played their best hurling of the day in their third game against Sligo they turned over a four point deficit at half time to run out convincing winners. The host county topped their group due to their superior scoring difference. That set up a final against a very impressive Derry team. Donegal matched Derry in the early exchanges before the fresher Derry team, who only played two group games, ran out convincing winners. There was some great hurling played throughout the day. After the hurling Peadar O’Keefe presented the Peter O’Keefe cup to the winning Derry captain. The tournament is now firmly established on the Ulster hurling calendar. The Ulster GAA Hurling Committee has plans to make it a bigger tournament in 2015. Aodh Ruadh were represented on the Donegal team by Oisín Rooney (captain) Brendan Gillespie and Kieran Daly with all three lads playing very well.LadiesAodh Ruadh senior ladies second leg intermediate championship tie against Ardara was postponed as mark of respect to the Malaniff family.The under 12 girls wrapped up their year with a blitz in Killybegs. Well done girls on a promising season. Alicia Clyne, Chloe Connolly, Síofra Hughes, Laoise Kelly, Ciara Lynch, Caitlin McLaughlin, Ruth McNulty, Bridín Maguire, Danielle Masterson-Burrows and Leah O’Brien. We have some shots from the game up on aodhruadh.org.Fantasy race for SamDespite only two games at the weekend, we have a new leader this week in the form of Johnny Patton and his team, Yes Patsy. He has a total of 189 points. Hot on his heels is John Keon and his of team Lakeside Lads with 188 points with Last week’s leader Barry Travers and his team, Still The Greatest Reserve, on 187 points. In fourth place this week is Philip Patton and his team, County Colours, on 184 while Pat Gruddy and his team, Mayo This Time, round out the top five on 183 points. High score of the week goes to Trevor O’Mahoney and his team, Coolsense. He scored 23 points this week. Cork-10, Galway-10, Martin-3. With only six points separating the top five places, it will ensure a competitive run to the end of the competition. As always the leader board is available every Tuesday on aodhruadh.org, as well as Ballybookies, The Bridgend Bar, Owen Roe’s Bar and upstairs in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh.Weddings bellsBest wishes to our senior hurling manager Kevin Loughlin who is marrying Charlene Curran this Saturday in Garrison.Training field back in actionThe training field at Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh has now reopened for use following the completion of repair works.BingoThe July Big Bingo Jackpot was shared between Helen Lawne of Cluain Barron, and Ciaran Patton of Creevy, taking home €400 each. As Ballyshannon hosts the annual folk and traditional music festival, bingo this Friday will be held at Coláiste Cholmcille. First game at 9pm. Books priced at €10 for a full book, €5 for half book.LottoThe lotto draw has been deferred as a mark of respect to the Malaniff family.You can receive the club notes by e-mail every Tuesday morning. To subscribe, enter your details on the website, www.aodhruadh.org, or e-mail your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.GAA NEWS: SADNESS EXPRESSED AT THE PASSING OF AODH RUAH CLUBMAN PAT MALANIFF was last modified: July 29th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Aodh RuadhGAANoticesSport
Donegal GAA star Patrick McBrearty has called on GAA powerbrokers to get rid of the controversial ‘black card’ from the game. Since it’s introduction last year the black card has been at the centre of multiple talking points in championship encounters.Former Donegal manager Jim McGuinness said this week in his weekly column with The Irish Times that the black card issued to Seamus O’Shea in Saturday’s replay between Dublin and Mayo was extremely harsh. McGuinness stated that it had a serious impact on Mayo’s performance thereafter – and the card shouldn’t have been applied in that instance as it was a flashpoint between two players off the ball and cynical play wasn’t involved.According to McGuinness a yellow card should have been the appropriate punishment for O’Shea.The lack of consistency in issuing the card by referees has caused widespread frustration and anger among managers, players and supporters.McBrearty says there is utter confusion over the rule and took to Twitter to says the card should be removed from the rulebook. McBrearty tweeted, “Main topics coming out of big championship games are black card issues.. Just get rid of the rule.. #ConfusionMcBrearty’s tweet was supported by hundreds of his followers who shared the same opinion as the Donegal forward.What are your thoughts? Should the black card be removed from the GAA, or has it had an effective impact in clamping down on cynical play?For now McBrearty will be focusing his attention on club duties as his side Kilcar face Four Masters in the Donegal SFC quarter-final on Saturday night. DONEGAL GAA STAR CALLS FOR REMOVAL OF BLACK CARD was last modified: September 10th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAAnewsSport
Leicester helicopter crash: What we know so far with owner’s fate unclearLeicester helicopter crash: What we know so far with owner’s fate unclear
3 – It is not yet clear whether anyone on the ground was affected.– Leicestershire Police has said the Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) will now be leading the investigation into the circumstances of the helicopter crash.– Leicester City released a short statement late on Saturday, which read: “We are assisting Leicestershire Police and the emergency services in dealing with a major incident at King Power Stadium. The club will issue a more detailed statement once further information has been established.” Theres a major incident by the King Power Stadium. Emergency services attending. pic.twitter.com/GtAbo6AHpD— Mr Geoff Peters (@mrgeoffpeters) October 27, 2018– It has still not been confirmed who was on board the helicopter, or their condition following the crash. But, according to Reuters and the BBC, Leicester City chairman and owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was among five people who were on board.– Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha’s daughter, Vorama, was initially reported to be among the crash victims but the Daily Mirror are claiming she was NOT on board.– Leicester manager Claude Puel has confirmed both he and his wife are safe following speculation they were on board and expressed his ‘terrible sadness’ on French radio. The helicopter crashed into a staff car park, bursting into flames A helicopter used by Leicester City Football Club’s chairman and owner, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, crashed in flames next to the club’s stadium on Saturday evening.Here’s what we know about the horrific incident so far.. 3 The helicopter was captured on camera and video just moments before it set off 3 – The helicopter came down in a car park behind the King Power Stadium following the Premier League game between Leicester and West Ham on Saturday, just after 8.30pm. Television footage had earlier shown the helicopter about to take off from the pitch.– Witnesses revealed the helicopter took off from the pitch but lost control within a few seconds and crashed into the club’s staff car park.– Police and emergency services rushed to the scene, with video footage showing flames coming from the crashed helicopter. The stadium and surrounding area was quickly evacuated.– East Midlands Ambulance Service said it was called at 8.38pm, and sent a doctor, two paramedics in ambulance cars, a crewed ambulance and its Hazardous Area Response Team. The first resource arrived within two minutes of the call. Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha has owned Leicester for eight years – Footballers and high-profile sporting figures have expressed their shock and sent messages of support.– The match between Leicester City Women and Manchester United Women that was set to take place on Sunday was postponed.– Thousands gathered outside Leicester City’s ground on Sunday to leave tributes to the victims, while Premier League clubs that played on Sunday also paid their respects.
FOUR DONEGAL ATHLETES CHOSEN TO TAKE PART IN EUROPEAN TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPSFOUR DONEGAL ATHLETES CHOSEN TO TAKE PART IN EUROPEAN TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
Four Donegal athletes have been named on the 45 strong Irish team to represent Ireland at the European Team Championships.Tori PenaThe Donegal athletes named on squad are Mark English, UCD in the 800 metres, Ann Marie McGlynn, Lifford in the 3km and the Finn Valley pair of Tori Pena in the pole vault and Dempsey Mc Guigan in the hammer.The team Leader is Finn Valley’s Patsy Mc Gonagle The team will compete at the European Team Championships 1st League in Tallinn, Estonia from the 21st-22nd of June.The Irish team will face Estonia, Belarus, Greece, Norway, Romania, Portugal, Finland, Belgium, Hungary, Slovenia and Lithuania during the two-day competition, with the top three finishing teams earning a promotion to the following year’s Super League.Ireland hosted the team championships last year in Dublin with the Irish team achieving its highest ever placing finishing seventh.With one of the strongest teams in recent years set to line out Ireland will be targeting a top five position at the 2014 event in Estonia. FOUR DONEGAL ATHLETES CHOSEN TO TAKE PART IN EUROPEAN TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS was last modified: June 17th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Dempsey McGuigandonegalEUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPSIRISH ATHLETESmark englishtori pena
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The Democrats are Maurice Hinchey of New York, Henry Waxman of California and John Conyers of Michigan. Waxman is the ranking Democrat on the House Government Reform Committee. Conyers is the ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee. In response, Cheney spokeswoman Lea Anne McBride said that the vice president would cooperate with the Justice Department as the criminal investigation of Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald moves forward. Cheney said after Libby’s indictment last Friday that it would be inappropriate to comment on the charges or any facts relating to the proceeding. WASHINGTON – Three Democratic congressmen Thursday asked Vice President Dick Cheney to testify on Capitol Hill about the disclosure of a covert CIA officer’s identity, saying “there are many wide-ranging questions about your involvement.” The congressmen asked why Cheney’s office was gathering information about Valerie Plame, the wife of Bush administration critic Joseph Wilson in 2003; whether the vice president directed his top aide, the now-indicted I. Lewis Libby, to speak to the news media about Plame; and whether Cheney was aware Libby was doing so. The indictment against Libby says he was told by Cheney on June 12, 2003, that Wilson’s wife worked at the CIA’s counterproliferation division. That was a month before Plame’s identity was disclosed by conservative columnist Robert Novak. The congressmen also asked Cheney whether he was aware the administration’s claims that Iraq was seeking uranium from the African nation of Niger were false at a time officials, including the president, were using such assertions as justification for going to war. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!